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Taiwan to deploy P-3Cs to Spratlys

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on 20 April that it will deploy newly-delivered P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft on surveillance missions over its claimed territory in the South China Sea. According to...

US realigns AFGSC to include B-1B and LRS-B bombers

The United States has restructured its Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) to include the Rockwell B-1B Lancer fleet and the Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) programme. The change, which was announced by the US...

Philippine Coast Guard signs for Japanese vessels

The Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded a contract to supply 10 multirole response vessels (MRRVs) for the Philippine Coast Guard to the Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU), the DOTC announced...

Colombia’s COTECMAR seeks exports, positions for frigate work

Key Points Colombia’s COTECMAR is focusing on patrol and landing craft export opportunities It is developing co-operative agreements with international shipyards, including Spain’s Navantia Colombia’s state-owned company COTECMAR (Science and Technology Corp for the...

USMC surveys US-made inflatable boats

Key Points USMC PdM RAR has issued an RfI for a US-made inflatable raiding boat The RfI suggests that the USMC might buy 50 craft per year from mid-2016 The US Marine Corps (USMC)...

DCNS to maintain six French nuclear submarines

France-based shipyard company DCNS has been awarded a contract to provide through-life support (TLS) for six nuclear submarines in the French National Navy. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Navy Rolls Out CYBERSAFE

A high-level cybersecurity task force will present its plan to the Chief of Naval Operations sometime tomorrow. Called CYBERSAFE (one word, all caps), the initiative is intended to overhaul information technology in the comprehensive...

Avondale Shipyard’s Fate Remains Unclear

Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] announced April 20 that it has decided against forming a joint venture with energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan Inc. [KMI] to redevelop HII’s Avondale naval shipyard in Louisiana. HII and...

Delivery Begins for HMS Prince of Wales Bridge

The most iconic section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier has been loaded out of its dock hall in Glasgow ahead of its first sea voyage to Rosyth. Upper Block 07 is...

STADT Granted Kongsberg Maritime AS Contract

Kongsberg Maritime AS has granted STADT AS the contract to provide their awarded No-Loss AC drive system for a 84-metre Superyacht that will be built by ECHO YACHTs in Australia. …read more Read more...

ITS Termoli Carries Out Training off Naples

The Italian Navy’s Mine countermeasure vessels Termoli (M5555) commenced a complex in port and at sea training phase. The vessel, moored in the port of Naples, aimed to increase the operational… [[ This is...

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